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Emerald Downs Unveils Schedule For 25th Racing Season; Opening Day April 18

Emerald Downs Racetrack and Casino has announced a 63-day live racing season in 2020, with opening day Saturday, April 18 and continuing through Sunday, September 20. The 2020 race dates were approved at the Washington Horse Racing Commission monthly meeting Friday at Auburn City Hall. Emerald Downs Racetrack and Casino, which is owned by the […]

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Charles Town Adds Four New Racing Dates To Make Up For Weather Cancellations

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has added four new days to its 2019 live racing calendar following approval at the West Virginia Racing Commission meeting this morning.  All of the newly added days will take place on Wednesdays, with those specific dates being November 27, December 4, December 11 and December 18.  The additional […]

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CHRB Cancels April 12 Meeting; Santa Anita Dates Discussion Moved To April 18

The special meeting of the California Horse Racing Board that was scheduled for April 12 has been canceled. The discussion of Santa Anita Park is being moved to the agenda for the April 18 meeting of the Board. The April 18 meeting will take place in the Baldwin Terrace Room at Santa Anita beginning at […]

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Illinois Racing Board Approves 2019 Dates; Hawthorne To Skip Winter Harness Meet

At its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, the Illinois Racing Board approved the official schedule of racing dates for the 2019 season, according to The major change to the schedule is that Hawthorne will not be hosting a harness meet during the winter months. Instead, Hawthorne will return to Thoroughbred racing several weeks earlier than […]

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Aqueduct Schedules Additional Racing Dates In March

The New York Racing Association today announced the addition of three live racing dates to the current Aqueduct winter meet. Live racing is now scheduled for Thursday, March 26, Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28. These three additions to the current Aqueduct winter meet will be run on previously scheduled dark days. They are […]

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Panza: Big-Event Days, Shorter, ‘Shared Meets’ the Future of Racing

In just a relatively short time with the New York Racing Association, senior vice president of racing operations Martin Panza has made several notable changes to the New York racing calendar. Panza, who was one of the featured speakers at The Jockey Club’s Round Table Conference in Saratoga Springs, discussed the creation of “big-event days”, […]

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Economic Indicators for February Show Across-the-Board Declines

There were across the board declines during the month of February in the racing economic indicators. As compared with February 2013, all three categories-wagering, attendance, and race dates fell. Wagering in the U.S. was down 4.09% in 2014 as compared with the same month last year. Year-to-date figures were also down, 2.18%. Purses for February […]

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Santa Anita Receives Tentative Approval for First-Ever Spring-Summer Meet

The California Horse Racing Board tentatively approved a spring-summer meet at Santa Anita, to absorb some of the racing days following the closure of Hollywood Park. As the first-ever spring summer meet at the racetrack, Santa Anita will run 40 race Adays, four days a week. The track’s stakes schedule will remain close to Hollywood’s spring-summer meet, highlighted […]

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CHRB Chairman to Humboldt Racing: ‘Tax the Pot Growers’

A representative of Humboldt County Fair hoping for a little help from the California Horse Racing Board last week instead got this from outgoing chairman David Israel: “I don’t know what else to tell you.  Tax the pot growers.” Israel was responding to a request by Humboldt to have more 2014-2015 exclusive racing dates on […]

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